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Monthly Archives: April 2021

How Are Car Batteries Recycled?

How Are Car Batteries Recycled?

How do car batteries get recycled? Just what you always wanted to know, right? LOL Car batteries, at Bob’s Auto Service, are simply saved and then given to our battery rep. Our rep will then take them to be recycled. As consumers, we can simply take our batteries to a local recycling center to be recycled for us. The batteries eventually get delivered to a recycling plant. The plant then processes the batteries from smashing them into pieces to separating the materials to be recycled and used again. You can read more information about recycling batteries from the NAPA Know How website at

Wobbly steering wheel and a clanking sound in the front end

Wobbly steering wheel and a clanking sound in the front end

A wobbly steering wheel and a clanking sound in the front end…. it sounds like your vehicle may have failed tie rod ends. Did you hit a curb this winter or had to drive through some rough potholes or bumps? Is your vehicle pulling to one side while driving or braking? All these situations could indicate failed tie rod ends. Because the tie rod ends are a major part of your vehicle’s steering mechanism, you will want to call us to verify what is causing the issues with your vehicle and have it repaired. Give us a call at 608

Spitler Puncture Plug 1915

Spitler Puncture Plug 1915

What is the name of this tool? Answer: This is a Spitler Puncture Plug. It was used to repair tires. Early automobile drivers had to deal with bad roads that damaged their tires quite often. The first automobile tires were an extension of bicycle tires. They used high pressurized air. Unfortunately they often failed. The Spitler Puncture Plug Company designed these plugs to quickly seal the inner tube punctures so drivers could get back on the road again. An actual cover to a box of plugs. The actual bottom box for a set of plugs with directions on how to use them. A box of plugs with the tool used to fix a flat inner tube. No doubt about it, fixing a tire in the early 1900s was quite the experience. Sooo glad for the advancements in tire repair today. Makes me like our new tire changer even more! Here is a link for the Spitler Puncture Plug Company: https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah

Nice warm temps

Nice warm temps

We sure loved those nice warm temps this weekend. Even used our A/C yesterday driving down the interstate. Did you need to use your A/C yet? Here is some information about how well your A/C should be cooling the air in your vehicle. A well maintained A/C system will be able to keep your vehicle about 40-45 degrees cooler than the actual outside temperature. There is a minimum that it will cool to and that is so your compressor isn’t negatively effected by too cold of air. On these upper 90 degree days, your vehicle’s A/C should be getting it COLD to the mid 50s. If you’re not getting nearly that low, a recharge may be needed. Give us a call and we will check to see how cool your vehicle’s A/C is getting. If needed we can get it working better so you can stay COLD on those hot summer days, that will be here before we know it! Stay cool this summer

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